Our focus in this call for evidence was on understanding how a range of policies supporting the deployment of renewable technology should adapt over the next decade, focusing on 3 key areas: maintaining growth in renewable deployment to meet net zero; ensuring overall system costs are minimised for electricity consumers; supporting and adapting to innovative technologies and business models. This government response provides a summary of the views received which will inform our approach to the long-term future of renewable support and the future design of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. Further dialogue will be vital as we adapt to meet the decarbonisation challenges of Carbon Budget 6 (CB6) and net zero, and we will consult on any future policy proposals. The response to this call for evidence has crystalised our view that longer-term changes for renewables will need to be considered holistically as part of a wider approach to the electricity market. We need to remain on track to deliver the deployment and energy system required for CB6 and net zero, but also do this in the most efficient way. With this mind, alongside this government response we are also publishing the Capacity Market call for evidence seeking views on improving assurance that capacity will deliver when required, and how to better align with decarbonisation of the power sector, such as enhancing participation of low carbon power.
BEIS 26th July 2021 read more »